Stephen Colbert Starts Petition For Cardi B to Give State Of The Union Rebuttal

Should President Donald Trump deliver a State of the Union address, late-night talk show host Stephen Colbert trumpeted his selection as to who he would like to see deliver the Democratic rebuttal.

Colbert tweeted Wednesday night he's starting a petition to have New York rapper Cardi B refute the words of the commander-in-chief, who tweeted late Wednesday he'll postpone State of the Union until after the partial government shutdown ends.

"I am starting a petition for the Democrats to let @iamcardib give the rebuttal to the SOTU," Colbert tweeted. "Sign it by retweeting this!"

The tweet had garnered more than 24,000 likes and more than 13,000 retweets — or petition signers — four hours after Colbert's initial post.

Cardi B, 26, has recently been embroiled in social media battles with conservative TV talk show hosts who either question her videos or political views.

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Stephanie Hammill of Fox 5 in Washington, D.C., posted a Cardi B video clip with the question, "In the Era of #meToo how exactly does this empower women? Leftists, @iamcardib , feel free to chime in. THX .."

Cardi B responded, saying: "It says to women that I can wear and not wear what ever I want. do w.e I want and that NO still means NO. So Stephanie chime in..If I twerk and be half naked does that mean I deserve to get raped and molested ? I want to know what a conservative woman like you thinks."

Cardi B used Instagram to express her discontent about the partial government shutdown, saying the "country is in a hellhole now" over a proposed border wall.

"I just wanna remind you that it's been a little bit over three weeks," Cardi B said in the Instagram video. "Trump is now ordering … federal government workers to go back to work without getting paid. This s**t is really f***ing serious, bro. This s**t is crazy. Our country is in a hellhole now — all for a f**king wall."

Conservative host Tomi Lahren questioned Cardi B by saying "Looks like @iamcardib is the latest genius political mind to endorse the Democrats," Lahren tweeted. "HA! Keep it up, guys! #MAGA2020"

Cardi B continued the squabble by saying she'd "dog walk" Lahren, which sent Twitter followers into a whirlwind.

"I'm sure you would," Lahren fired back. "Still doesn't make your political rambling any less moronic. #BuildthatWall"

"You're so blinded with racism that you don't even realize the decisions the president you root for is destroying the country you claim to love so much," Cardi B responded. "You are a perfect example on no matter how educated or smart you think you are you still a SHEEP!"

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